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Urban Threads

LOOKBOOK FRESH IDEAS IN MACHINE EMBROIDERY

The Thread Issue DAZZLING EFFECTS WITH THREADS GO CRAZY WITH GLOW HOW TO WORK WITH METALLIC THREAD THICK THREAD EXPERIMENTS STUNNING VARIEGATED EXAMPLES

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HOW TO DESIGN YOUR OWN QUILT FOUR NEW SUMMER ACCESSORY DIYS

Hot & New Embroidery

GLOWING GARDENS SASSY TEES DELICATE ANIMALS BEER-TASTIC KITCHEN FAVORITES MERIT BADGES VOL 2

ISSUE 5


This Month’s Edition

Dive into thread! This edition covers a brand new embroidery specially designed for glow thread, then dives into four kinds of special-effect threads you can use to really make your projects shine. Plus, catch up on all the latest designs, new tutorials and a whole bunch of quilting mania.

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PG SUMMER STYLE

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Learn how to stitch on a floppy hat for simple summer style.

PG CHIC LACE 3 WAYS

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Turn this lace leaf accessory into three different stylish hair options. You’ve perfected your skills, now earn your badge with the new Crafty Merit Badge Series.

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PG QUILT MANIA

PG LACY ROMANCE

PG CUTTING EDGE

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Explore the special effects of four different threads, with tips and examples on how best to use them.

Stitch up a beautiful freestanding lace fan -- the perfect accessory to wedding dresses, costumes and more!

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Check out a simple tutorial on how to get started in quilting, and see amazing examples from UT customers

Add some flair to your wardrobe with a cuttingedge applique design added to a simple tee.


Bring on Summer in Style Customize a great summer accessory, the fashionable floppy hat, with some beautiful embroidery!

CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW TO EMBROIDER ON A FLOPPY HAT


Nature Chic Add some intrigue to your fashion wardrobe with this quick and easy freestanding lace accessory!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THREE WAYS TO USE THE NEW LOVELY LACE LEAVES


Crafty Lace A sewing machine made with an embroidery machine! Get extra crafty by stitching this freestanding lace sewing machine onto heavy duty water-soluble stabilizer, then rinse to reveal the lace!


NEW COLLECTION

Enchanted Garden

Transforms in low light!


Simply Enchanting Explore a whole new world of wonder and possibility with the new Enchanted Garden embroidery collection! These designs have a secret: glow-in-the-dark thread in strategically placed sections makes them come alive when you turn out the lights. A new tutorial on stitching with glow thread will help you get radiant results. Inspired by bioluminescence, candlelight, and the glow of the moon, these unique embroidery designs are truly magical!


Girl’s Night In Yeah, going out is great and all, but nothing compares to throwing on some fuzzy slippers and bingewatching netflix on a night in.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TUTORIAL ON STITCHING WITH GLOW THREAD


GO CRAZY WITH

Glow Thread

Glow thread is a great way to liven up any design, but some designs are specially designed to dazzle in this thread. Search the word “glow� to find them all on Urban Threads!

Get some inspiration for combining glow and color from these enchanting color palettes.


EXPERIMENTS WITH

Thick Thread These Mendhika designs are light enough and ornate enough to pull of a neat little trick using a special Madeira thread called Burmilana. Burmilana is a very thick, almost yarn-like thread that offers beautiful raised textured effects that give the embroidery a wonderful, old world folk feel. Click here to see how we used this thread and learn more about this special project from the UT Lab!


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TIPS FOR USING

Metallic Thread

Metallic thread is a great way to add sparkle and shimmer to your embroidery projects, but it can be a little tricky to work with. Avoid any “threadaches� such as nesting, knotting, or thread breaks with these helpful tips and tricks.

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It helps to use a special metallic needle that has a larger eye, which reduces friction as the thread passes through.

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Slow the speed to 350-400 stitches per minute. That reduces friction and thread breaks.

Let the thread relax before it goes through the tension disks. Try putting your thread in a cup or using a thread stand.


CUSTOMER EXAMPLES WITH

Variegated Thread

Suzanne Flores Storied Threads

Samelias Mum

Maggie

Debi Keegan

Carole


Express Yourself

Freshen up your wardrobe with sassy embroidery perfect for T-shirts! Cute and cheeky phrases mingle with adorable illustrations in a variety of stylish designs. Nice and light-stitching, they’ll be perfect for stitching on lighter fabrics like T-shirt knits. Use a sheer mesh cutaway stabilizer, stuck to the back of your fabric, and hoop both layers tightly together, to get a finished tee that looks great, drapes nicely, and holds up through wash and wear. Little ones as well as grown-ups will love these designs! NEW COLLECTION

Fresh Tees

NEW COLLECTION

Beautiful Music

CLICK HERE TO SEE TIPS AND TRICKS FOR STITCHING ON T-SHIRTS


Get Quilty

Summer stretches out before us. Amid all the hustle and bustle and exciting plans, it’s important to treat yourself to some time and space to do the things that make you smile -- like exploring, learning, and crafting something beautiful to express yourself or share some love with friends and family. Whether you’re an experienced quilter or have never patched two scraps of fabric together before, discover some new ways to get creative with quilting!

T Design rend Monogramming There’s just something satisfying about rocking stuff with your name or initials on it ... and it’s even more fun when you’ve stitched those lovely letters yourself! Get in on the monogramming craze with all of Urban Threads’ alphabet designs -- choose your favorite lettering styles, and get crafty!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN TO DESIGN AND SEW YOUR VERY OWN QUILT


Ragannfan

Sweetly Maddy Reid

Carol Calden Price

Joyce C

Jibbidibbi

Susanne Maxl Kathleen Quilts

Inspiration CUSTOMER QUILT

Jacqueline

Laura Pesula

Check out these amazing customer quilt creations, each featuring a different Urban Threads collection of embroidery designs!


Intricate Beauty Nature never ceases to inspire and amaze! A walk through the woods and a bit of meditative doodling inspire this magical new collection of Fantastical Fauna -geometric creatures filled with whimsical patterns, in a menagerie of wonderfully versatile designs.

CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW TO ADD PAINT SPLASH ACCENTS BEHIND YOUR EMBROIDERY


NEW COLLECTION

Fantastical Fauna

Stitch your favorite charming and majestic creatures on home decor, totes, even the back of a jacket. These designs are open enough to site nicely on lots of different fabrics, yet full of so much intricate detail that you’ll discover something new every time you look at them. Let these designs look striking and elegant in black on white, or add a splash of color with fabric paint.


CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL STEP-BY-STEP TO MAKE YOUR LACE FAN

A Little Romance Stitch up a beautiful freestanding lace fan -- the perfect accessory to wedding dresses, costumes, classy outfits and more!


High Flying Style Add some unique flair to your wardrobe and accessories with this free-spirited, cutting-edge design! While edge applique designs can be used on anything from totes to towels and more, we will show how to use it for embellishing the back of a T-shirt.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CUTTING EDGE APPLIQUE TUTORIAL


Cheers to Beer C’mon, get hoppy! Celebrate a love of all things beer with the deliciously stylish new Craft Brew embroidery collection. Flavorful phrases are accented by intricately drawn hops, grains, glasses, and growlers, in a tasty bunch of designs perfect for tees, sweatshirts, totes, bar towels, and more. Pour ‘em onto projects for your favorite beer lovers!


NEW COLLECTION

Craft Brew


NEW COLLECTION

Spice It Up II

Add a Little Spice You loved the original Spice It Up embroidery design collection so much ... it’s about time for a second helping! Sassy sayings in shiny satin stitch text are accented by whimsical running stitch illustration and decoration, all in bold ombre color palettes. Stitch the Spice It Up II designs on tea towels, aprons, potholders, framed art, and more sizzlin’ creations for the kitchen. These designs are real conversation starters, and they’re just the thing for yummy gifts, too!


If you love this collection, don’t miss the popular series that started it all!


Earn Your Badge

You’ve earned your crafty bragging rights. Now show off just what you’re made of with brand-new Crafty Merit Badges from Urban Threads! Customize each merit badge with your choice of background fabric and thread colors to celebrate embroidery, sewing, knitting, and all-around craftiness.


NEW COLLECTION

Crafty Merit Badges

CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE AN IN-THE-HOOP PATCH

Stitch up each of these machine embroidery designs in-the-hoop to make your own awesome merit badges -- then hand out these awesome patches at your craft club, share them with creative friends and family, and display your own crafty achievements on jackets, project totes, and more.

Stitch your favorite phrases on luxurious terrycloth towels and robes, framed signs and wall hangings -- and craft a stylish escape!


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Urban Threads Lookbook - Vol 2 Issue 5  
Urban Threads Lookbook - Vol 2 Issue 5  

Fresh ideas in machine embroidery